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Posted on: May 8, 2020


Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, OCPRD walking paths/trails and dog park has remained open for citizens complying with social distancing guidelines.  Park facilities closed include Community Center, soccer/softball/baseball fields, basketball/tennis court/volleyball courts, playgrounds and disc golf course.

Current Public Health State of Emergency remains in effective through Friday, June 12, which includes a shelter in place for specified populations.

Oconee County Parks and Recreation will begin a phased in approach in reopening park facilities.  The first phase of reopening will begin Thursday, May 14.  The county will continue monitoring health guidelines and park usage to determine the second phase of reopening, as well as the date to implement the second phase.


All park patrons must comply with social distancing requirements, max gathering limits and other COVID-19 best practices. 


Phase I – May 14, 2020

  • Walking paths, trails and dog park remain open.
  • All indoor park facilities, to include gymnasiums, fitness center, indoor track, restrooms and meeting rooms remain closed.
  • Playgrounds remain closed to the public.
  • Outdoor athletic facilities open for recreational use; however, no organized activity or instruction permitted. 
  • HCM Disc Golf course reopens.
  • Outdoor picnic pavilion use allowed per guidelines.
  • Outdoor park facilities open daily until sunset. 
  • No rentals, events or programs for groups of 10 or more.
  • Social distancing requirements must be met and no gatherings of 10 or more.


All reopening plans and dates are subject to change pending patron compliance and any new established guidelines.


Lisa D. Davol  | Director, CPRE

Oconee County Parks & Recreation Department     

706.769.3965  |

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